The incredible S gets 1609,whereas the Galaxy s gets 905
Does this mean the htc is faster?
In certain areas.
Please note the CPU of the Incredible S isn't **much** faster than the Galaxy S, it is at best **slightly faster**. What drags the score down for the Galaxy S is that it has **much slower File I/O**.
If you take the same hardware as the Galaxy S, match it with a much faster file I/O system, then you get a much different result. I'm referring to the Nexus S. The hardware of the Galaxy S and the Nexus S is identical inside, but the Nexus S in my Quadrant scoring, can hit Quadrant in the range of 1700 to over 1800.
Which incidentally, is also the same range as phones equipped with the Qualcomm 8255 like the Droid Incredible 2 aka Incredible S do.
When the SGS gets the Gingerbread upgrade, it will fly as good or better as the Nexus S. It will get rid of the Samsung file system in favor of the Gingerbread file system, plus Samsung having additional optimizations on top of Gingerbread.